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# Berlusconi

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# Bunga Bunga
Silvio Berlusconi underage prostitute conviction overturned
The former Italian PM has been acquitted of charges of paying for sex with an underage prostitute and of abuse of power.
# sensual soirees
Berlusconi's 'bunga bunga' trial appeal begins, but he can't go as he's working in a hospice
The billionaire is doing community service for a separate conviction.
# Italy
Court to decide if Berlusconi will be placed under house arrest
The former Italian Prime Minister was convicted of tax fraud last year.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Today everyone’s been talking about the sentencing of Liam Adams, the body found in Kerry and hospital staff top-ups.
# Ciao
Silvio Berlusconi expelled from Italian Parliament but vows to "fight on"
Motions put forward by Berlusconi’s allies in the Senate in an attempt to block the expulsion procedure were rejected one by one.
# bunga battles
Berlusconi is fighting HOW many court cases?
As another trial looms for the Italian tycoon – this time over allegations of bribing a senator – we look at the legal woes still dogging Silvio.
# Sad Silvio
Berlusconi slapped with two-year ban from politics
The 77-year-old former prime minister wasn’t in court today when the ban was announced.
# Sad Silvio
Italy's top court upholds Silvio Berlusconi's prison term
The former Italian prime minister is likely to face house arrest or community service because of his age after the court upheld his conviction for tax fraud.
# Bunga Bunga
Berlusconi: the four cases against him
From Mediaset fraud to wiretap appeal to Ruby Gate – the former Italian PM has been nothing if not controversial.
# Italy
Italy court rejects Berlusconi bid to block trial
Italy’s constitutional court has rejected a claim by former premier Silvio Berlusconi which he had hoped would block a trial against him which could see him booted out of politics.
# Italy
Verdict near in 'bunga bunga' Berlusconi sex trial
The hearing is one of the last in a trial that began two years ago and revolves around alleged raunchy ‘bunga bunga’ parties’.
# Italy
Court upholds Berlusconi's tax fraud sentence, seven years after trial first started
The former Italiam Premier is now expected to appeal the ruling in Italy’s highest court.
# Badvertising
Business magazine compares Angela Merkel to Hitler in ad
Mercado magazine invites viewers to visualise Merkel as the Greeks, Spanish and Germans might see her.
# Italy
Italian court confirms Berlusconi ally guilty in mafia case
Dell’Utri, 71, was accused of playing the middle man between Berlusconi and the criminal association.
# Berlusconi
Star witness arrives for Berlusconi sex trial
Karima El-Mahroug – better known by her nickname as “Ruby the Heart Stealer” – has arrived to testify for the first time in court.
# Italy
Berlusconi tells Italy: 'You need me, and I always help people in need'
The flamboyant former prime minister is on a media blitz as he prepares his attempt to return to power for a fourth time, warning of civil war if Italy continues on its current course.
# Italy
Berlusconi announces fresh run for prime minister
This will be the the politician’s sixth bid to become prime minister, a post he has held three times already.
# Italy
Monti clings to power as Berlusconi's party goes on the attack
Berlusconi’s supporters are arguing that Italy is economically far worse off than before.
# Ransom
Berlusconi's accountant held hostage for €35 million ransom
Armed intruders demanded the ransom from the former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi after holding his accountant hostage for a night.
# pols on hols
Lazy Post of the Day: Where do politicians go on holiday?
And why doesn’t Bertie Ahern wear sun cream…
# Media
Berlusconi family newspaper calls Merkel the Fourth Reich
Today’s Il Giornale headline “Quarto Reich” is accompanied by a picture of the German Chancellor.
# Italy
Is Berlusconi planning a comeback?
The former Italian Premier has suggested he will attempt a return to power, and said he is often asked to step back into the political ring.
# Berlusconi
Italian court throws out bribery case against Berlusconi
Berlusconi’s lawyers successfully argued that the case should be thrown out because the statute of limitation had run out.
# Berlusconi
Verdict expected in Berlusconi corruption trial
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stands accused of bribing a British lawyer David Mills to lie in two trials that occurred in the 1990s.
# Review 2011
Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes
From the government’s €3.6bn ‘accounting error’, to confusing a Hollywood actor with a serial killer, here are this year’s most memorable gaffes.
# Berlusconi
Berlusconi blames foreign media for downfall ahead of trials
As he faces accusations of fraud, bribery, abuse of power and paying for sex with a minor, Silvio Berlusconi has claimed that his image “has been ruined by things that are absolutely untrue”.
# New Beginning
Monti announces Italian cabinet - and will be his own finance minister
The new Italian cabinet is made up mostly of independent technocrats, and will see Monti double up as PM and finance minister.
# Italy
Monti set to announce new Italian government
Mario Monti completes two days of tense negotiations, and is set to present his new government to the president this morning.
# Italy
Italy offloads €3bn in bonds after appointment of ‘Super Mario’ Monti
Mario Monti’s designation as prime minister appears to soothe investors, who are lowering the interest rate Italy must pay for loans.
# Bunga Bunga
The Top 7 Silvio moments
The man who made bunga bunga famous – and six other memorable moments from Berlusconi’s career.
# Eurozone
Tick tock... All eyes on the euro when markets open on Monday
Will the ECB step in tomorrow or try to wait things out?
# Eurozone
Berlusconi set to resign as Italian parliament mulls €60bn austerity plan
The Italian prime minister is expected to resign once the lower house passes the austerity plan aimed at reduced pressure on both Italy and the eurozone.
# Italy
Italian Senate approves €60bn austerity, as clock ticks on Berlusconi tenure
The Italian senate passes the budgetary measures needed to bring the curtain down on Silvio Berlusconi’s time as prime minister.
# Super Mario II
Mario Monti favourite to become Italy's next prime minister
Italy already has a Super Mario (in the new ECB president) but could Monti be the country’s anti-Berlusconi? We profile the man who looks set to take over this weekend.
# Berlusconi
Berlusconi to go but what now for Italy?
He survived more than 50 confidence votes but the end is nigh for the 75-year-old.
# Berlusconi
Berlusconi vows to step down as Italy's Prime Minister
The flamboyant Italian premier has offered his conditional resignation today – agreeing to step aside once the country’s new budget is passed by parliament.
# Italy
Berlusconi facing crucial vote as fears grow over Italy
A normally procedural vote will be closely scrutinised as Italian borrowing costs hit new highs.
# arrivederci
Berlusconi uses Facebook to deny resignation rumours
Italian Prime Minister calls the rumours ‘groundless’ on his Facebook page – despite loss of confidence in his ability to lead Italy through economic crisis.